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47 Ronin (2013)

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A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.

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Kai
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Ôishi
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Mika (as Kô Shibasaki)
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Lord Asano
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Hazama
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Hiroshi Yamada ...
Hara
Shû Nakajima ...
Horibe
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Neil Fingleton ...
Lovecraftian Samurai
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Natsuki Kunimoto ...
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While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting Lord Kira of Nagato, and is punished into committing seppuku by the Shogun. Realizing that it was a Lord Kira's evil plot, the samurais and the half-breed sets out for revenge against the Shogun's order. Written by Immanuel A.

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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25 December 2013 (USA)  »

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$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,869,000 (USA) (27 December 2013)

Gross:

$38,297,305 (USA) (31 January 2014)
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This is Jin Akanishi's debut in a Hollywood movie. See more »

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Mika is awoken by the witch and told that Kai has been killed. The witch sticks a knife into the floorboard beside Mika's head. It is shown from different angles, however, when the witch is leaving the room, the knife is lying on a pillow. In the next shot, the knife is once again stuck in the floorboard. See more »

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Kai: I will search for you through 1000 worlds and 10000 lifetimes!
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A nicely executed movie, very Japanese, good mythology
26 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My wife and I saw this movie panned by critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and the only conclusion we came to is they just were not sensitive to the culture of Japanese mythology. The movie was excellent. We had been dying to see it since the first announcements, and despite the critics reviews, we went. Thank goodness we did.

The special effects were good, the story was good. Keanu Reeves did not come off as Bwana, the white savior of the poor little Japanese people, as some people might think, as per the usual American movies. He did stand out, but it was well shared with the Japanese actors.

The story itself is not American, and I believe that may have thrown off critics. The ending is unusual, though I will not spoil it for you.

I recommend this movie highly. Should you have the itch as we did, see it for yourself. You will not be disappointed.


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